Published July 20, 2018 Missouri farmers are pushing back at hemp limits even before the state’s new law takes effect. More than two dozen farmers attended a listening session held by the state Department of Agriculture this week, complaining that Missouri’s new hemp pilot program, signed into law just last month, is too restrictive, the…
Published June 28, 2018 | By Bart Schaneman CBD products are often marketed as having similar health benefits to medical marijuana without the psychoactive properties – essentially all of the medicine but none of the high. That growing mainstream appeal has some cannabis business owners concerned that CBD is a threat to the THC-reliant marijuana…
Published June 15, 2018 The outlook is bleak for Washington state hemp. Delay in oversight funding, ongoing challenges around seed sourcing and a lack of processing options have limited program participation for 2018. Only one organization, the Colville Confederated Tribes, has been licensed to grow hemp for 2018 so far, according to a report in…
A first-ever Asian Hemp Summit set for Kathmandu, Nepal next year will explore the vast possibilities for industrial hemp across the continent. Nepal-based Shah Hemp Inno-Ventures (SHIV), HempToday and Hempoint, Czech Republic, are organizers of the inaugural event, which is scheduled for Feb. 1-2, 2019 at the Gokarna Forest Resort in Kathmandu. Signups started this…
Health care needs to eschew a high-tech approach and go beyond the treatment of symptoms to attack the causes of chronic diseases rooted in current lifesyles. That’s the message Paulius Jaruševičius, Founder and Chairman of the Lithuania-based Lifestyle Medicine Association will bring to “The Future of Medical Hemp,” an international industry summit and networking event…
Where alfalfa once grew on a plot in unincorporated Boulder County, fledgling hemp plants are pushing skyward. On a recent weekday, Bob Sievers settled under a white canopy to shield himself from the sun and watched as workers dug holes by hand to fill long rows with hemp plants. The 83-year-old is a part-time University…
Recently, the California Department of Health issued this public statement about hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD).  In summary, the agency argues that hemp-derived CBD products CANNOT be sold in retail markets in the Golden State. The US Hemp Roundtable refuses to accept this conclusion. Today, we have sent the agency this letter, strongly arguing that the Department’s interpretation…
U.S. Hemp Roundtable board member Jeff Williams of Williams Ranch Company testifies before the Texas House Agriculture and Livestock Committee. While forty states have passed some form of legislation legalizing hemp, the nation’s second largest state, Texas, hasn’t yet joined the party.  Yesterday, however, proved to be a Texas-sized boot step in the right direction.…
As you undoubtedly know by now, history was made last week when the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill, which included, in whole, the Hemp Farming Act of 2018. If fully enacted, hemp and popular products like hemp-derived CBD would be permanently legalized, treated as agricultural commodities, and removed from the…
Great news!  The Senate Farm Bill just passed – and it includes ALL of the Hemp Farming Act language, including the permanent legalization of hemp and products such as hemp-derived CBD. This is HUGE.  But the battle has not yet been won. And we need your help. A House/Senate conference committee will soon meet to…